New England Field Office
Conserving the Nature of New England

 

 

Federal Activities

Army Corps of Engineers Projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coordinates the planning and construction and ongoing operation of water resource projects with the Service under the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act. Examples of such projects include flood control, harbor dredging, site remediation and collaborative environmental protection and enhancement projects.

The Service provides recommendations to ensure that proposed projects are planned and executed to give fish and wildlife and their habitats equal consideration when compared to others factors such as economics and recreation.

The New England Field Office has recently been working with the New England District of the Corps to modify operations at their 31 flood control dams in New England to eliminate river flow shutdowns, establish minimum streamflows and implement ramping rates to eliminate dramatic changes in river flows.

 

 

Last updated: September 11, 2009